Cannabis parlors open in Nevada
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — How behind are cannabis lounges?
The salons were approved by the state last year. Despite the approval, rules and regulations on things like hours of operation, number, and notices to neighbors are delaying the process of making these lounges available to the public.
Clark County commissioners held a meeting Tuesday to seek public comment. They also heard from the state’s Cannabis Compliance Board and reviewed a report from the Clark County Department of Business Licensing. The idea is to merge state and local licensing requirements and eventually open public pot smoking lounges in unincorporated county areas.
“If you look at the history of Nevada, when we first did this I was at the state level and we passed a great bill,” said Commissioner Tick Segerblom, who backed public consumption. “But then the county had its own problems and it took 3 years to put everything in place. I just don’t want that to happen this time.”
While other county commissioners have expressed concerns, proponents of the shows say they mean big business and revenue.
“There are other states that have consumer lounges that are fully functioning and profitable,” said Nicole Buffong, Cannabis Chamber Board of Directors and West Regional Minority Director for Marijuana. “I think they’ve heard a bit about it today and understand that there will be many opportunities for companies and entrepreneurs to enter the market, to provide new services on the way we look and consume cannabis.”
For now, smoking marijuana in private is the only option in Nevada. Legal consumption in the public sector continues to be under review.